Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
By:
Jason Edelstein
Earlier last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed some concerns about Israeli democracy in a closed-door session at the Saban Forum. She reportedly criticized proposed Knesset legislation aimed at curbing foreign funding of Israeli NGOs and gender-segregated bus lines serving haredi Orthodox areas. A couple of weeks later, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman penned an op-ed...
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By:
Ruth S. Laibson
I am usually proud to call Philadelphia my home. But a recent study that highlights our city's increasing income segregation contains some very disquieting facts that should challenge all of us to action.
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By:
Danny Danon
The State of Israel has always prided itself on being not only a home to its native citizens but a haven for Jews from across the globe. For years, the Ministry of Immigration Absorption has successfully focused on attracting Jews worldwide to make aliyah and reconnect with their homeland. This past year alone, more than 19,000 Jewish people chose to...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
The genesis of my new book is a simple question: Who was Jesus of Nazareth? We all think we know who he was -- the inspiration for the world's most successful religion. The deliverer of faith, love, spiritual inspiration and religious commitment to billions of people the world over for two millennia. Christians see him as the son of God,...
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By:
Simcha Weinstein
As if the Jewish world doesn't have enough problems with Iran on the brink of starting a nuclear war and the radical Muslim Brotherhood making gains in Egypt's phased elections. Last week, we were rocked by another close shave with disaster: "Chasidic reggae superstar" Matisyahu got rid of his facial hair! Full disclosure: Matis is a friend and I'm a...
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